Shopify Inbox

Connect with customers and drive sales with chat– for free

Shopify app insights
  • Popular with businesses in the United States

Price: Free

App highlights

  • Seamless workflow: use directly in Shopify admin

Key values section

Turn browsers into buyers

Share products, discount codes, and get powerful insights so you can sell more and focus on chats that convert.

Help more people in less time

Create quick replies, instant answers, and automated messages all from your admin and keep your brand consistent.

Centralize chats in one place

Chat in real time or use email to follow up when you can’t talk to customers live.

App details

Shopify Inbox

Shopify Inbox

About Shopify Inbox

Shopify Inbox is a free messaging app that lets you turn more chats into checkouts, no matter where they start. In fact, 70% of Shopify Inbox conversations are with customers making a purchasing decision.

Here’s what you can do with Shopify Inbox

  • Customize chat for your online store in just a few clicks from Shopify admin.
  • Connect Facebook, Instagram, and more to Inbox so you can easily manage customer conversations within a single app.
  • Instantly identify chats likely to lead to sales and understand customer needs with automatic message classification.
  • Know what customers have in their cart when they reach out to you using online store chat.
  • Send products, photos, and discounts without leaving the chat window to close sales faster.
  • Create a custom greeting and set expectations so customers know when you’re available for real-time help.
  • Save time by letting shoppers find instant answers to common questions about shipping rates, timelines, returns, and more.
  • Automatically collect a customer’s contact information before the chat starts so you can continue the conversation even if customers leave your store.
  • Use metrics in your admin to understand how chat is performing so you can plan for growth with confidence.

Eligibility requirements

To use Shopify Inbox you need:

  • An active Shopify plan
  • Access to a desktop web browser or an Apple or Android device to receive and respond to messages on shopifyinbox.com or via the Inbox mobile application

Launch date

Shopify Inbox

Shopify Inbox

About Shopify Inbox

Shopify Inbox is a free messaging app that lets you turn more chats into checkouts, no matter where they start. In fact, 70% of Shopify Inbox conversations are with customers making a purchasing decision.

Here’s what you can do with Shopify Inbox

  • Customize chat for your online store in just a few clicks from Shopify admin.
  • Connect Facebook, Instagram, and more to Inbox so you can easily manage customer conversations within a single app.
  • Instantly identify chats likely to lead to sales and understand customer needs with automatic message classification.
  • Know what customers have in their cart when they reach out to you using online store chat.
  • Send products, photos, and discounts without leaving the chat window to close sales faster.
  • Create a custom greeting and set expectations so customers know when you’re available for real-time help.
  • Save time by letting shoppers find instant answers to common questions about shipping rates, timelines, returns, and more.
  • Automatically collect a customer’s contact information before the chat starts so you can continue the conversation even if customers leave your store.
  • Use metrics in your admin to understand how chat is performing so you can plan for growth with confidence.

Eligibility requirements

To use Shopify Inbox you need:

  • An active Shopify plan
  • Access to a desktop web browser or an Apple or Android device to receive and respond to messages on shopifyinbox.com or via the Inbox mobile application

Launch date

Reviews

4.4 of 5 stars

The overall rating reflects the current state of the app. It accounts for all app reviews but prioritizes the most recent ones.

Counts per rating level
  • 60% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 18% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 8% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 5% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 10% of ratings are 1 stars

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  • Cubic Zirconia CZ

    Location United States

    We used this app for a few months and found some serious limitations. One, it's not possible to search for or within conversations. That means you could have a conversation with a customer and not be able to find it unless you scroll through all conversations and find it manually. Or worse, if you have multiple chats from the same customer, you have to re-read all of them until you find the specific conversation piece you're looking for to confirm that you say the same thing again. Using the Shopify Inbox app through a mobile phone doesn't let you type more than a few lines before you lose the "send" button and can't send the message. We found a work-around (type the message, then close the chat, then re-open the chat to see the send button) but it's really clunky and not well thought through. Lastly, when we remove the app we'll have no record of any chat conversations because the chat transcripts were never emailed to our email inbox as promised. That's a complete fail that really limits the ongoing use.

  • Gomer's Workshop

    Location United States

    I am so happy that shopify added this app a while ago. I was looking for a better way to communicate with customers and when I saw this I knew this was it. Though, I am leaving 4 stars instead of 5 because of how it works with Firefox. When Inbox first launched, I was using Firefox and it worked great. After some time, I could not access my messages on Firefox, it would say the app is not installed on my store... long story short, Shopify told me that it does not work well with Firefox. They need to fix this! After that is fixed I will change this to 5 stars. My work around is to just use another browser. (Vivaldi) Thanks Shopify!

  • Jance Samantha Beauty & Fashion, LLC

    Location United States

    I love using this app to get notified or communicate with customers effectively. THANK YOU Shopify inbox!

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